What is stage 5? There are five stages on the totalitarian path to dehumanise 'the other'.

There is no denying that democratic nations around the world — including Australia — have become more authoritarian due to COVID-19, a worrying trend that must be broken.

Playing out against the backdrop of the sinister Great Reset, many democracies have turned to “disproportionate, unnecessary, or illegal” ways to curb the virus.

That's according to a new report from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an international nonprofit based in Sweden. The report provides a thorough probe into the worrying trend of democratic decay — a trend that has been exacerbated by COVID-19, although its roots go deeper.

The key take-out from the report is the following statement:

In the context of the pandemic, many democratic governments have adopted questionable restrictions to fundamental freedoms that, in many cases, mimic the practices of authoritarian regimes.

It was this truth that prompted me to deliver another speech to the Australian parliament this week that was predictably condemned by those who have no eyes to see how the current infringement on our freedoms and medical segregation are can be stepping stones on the path to to totalitarianism:

Getting back to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IIDEA); they found that throughout 2020, several democracies worldwide had taken aggressive and authoritarian steps to combat COVID-19, making the response to the virus a huge contributing factor to a major decline in democratic values around the world.

The IIDEA states: